Other Shopping Spots in Nara Area

  • Yu Nakagawa (Nara-machi)
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Ganrinchou 31-1
    A shop operated by the long-standing Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, founded in 1716, which offers handwoven hemp fabrics. Located a five minute walk from Kintetsu-Nara Station. The shop’s concept is “good, old fashioned, and playfulness.” The shop offers a variety of products, including hemp and cotton cloth accessories, knickknacks, bags, and clothes. The shop’s most popular item is its hana-fukin tea towels made with mosquito netting produced in Nara Prefecture. Highly absorbent and fast-trying, these tea towels have won the Good Design Award.

    日本の伝統工芸を今風にアレンジして人気のお店の本店。路地裏にあり、外観もふっそりしているのでうっかり通り過ぎそうに。中はシックで、ふきんや雑貨がおしゃれに並べられていました。落ち着いて見れるのでおすすめ。

  • Asuka-Yumehanbaisyo
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Misono 2-1
    This farmer's market in Misono, Asuka Village is located at the intersection of Naka-kaido Street and Prefectural Route 209. It offers fresh locally-grown vegetables, seasonal fruit including 'Asuka Ruby' strawberries (winter only), fresh flowers, and more at reasonable prices. It also sells processed agricultural products, such as jam and soft-serve ice cream made with Asuka Ruby strawberries.

    吉野山周辺を散策した後に立ち寄りました。駅前の道路を挟んだ反対側にあります。駐車場には、警備員の方がいて誘導をしてくれました。店内は新鮮な野菜がたくさん販売されていました。また近くに寄った際は立ち寄りたいとも思います。

  • Yoshida Kaya
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Shibanoshinyachou 1
    Located in Shibanoshinya-cho of Nara City, this is a mosquito netting specialty store. The raw gauze like cloth for mosquito netting called kaya is a specialty of Nara, and the kitchen towels made from this material is available in many different colors. Of course they sell mosquito nets, but also noren entryway curtains, coasters, and table mats all made of the exquisitely shear cloth.

    蚊帳やさんで、もちろん立派は蚊帳も売っていますが、お店に来る人のほとんどがならまちふきん目当てのようでした。 カラフルなふきんがずらっと並んでいて、どの色にするかしばらく悩みました。 ちょっとかさばりますが、軽いしかわいいし安いしで女子へのおみやげにはぴったりだと思います。 クレジットカードも使えましたよ。

  • Tamura Seihoen
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Shounamichou 18
    This tea shop is located in a prime example of a traditional Nara townhouse that happens to be registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property. The shop offers a number of varieties of Nara's Yamato tea, including gyokuro, sencha, hojicha, and bancha. Yamato tea, which refers to tea harvested in the Yamato Highlands, is known for its savory flavor. The name of cha-gayu (rice gruel cooked in tea) made by monks of Todaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple with Yamato tea is known as Yamato no Cha-gayu.

    こちらでは過去《ほうじ茶》と《かりがね焙じ茶》を購入し、こちらの茶を妻ともども気に入っており [春日庵]の《かき氷》と《さつま焼き》を楽しむ為に[ならまち]訪問機会に こちらに立ち寄りました。今回は《かりがね焙じ茶 100g 500円税込》に加え《抹茶入りかりがね玄米茶 100g...

  • Kitemite Nara Shop
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 38-1 Nara Prefectural Commerce and Tourism Museum 1F
    This is a specialty product store on the first floor of the Nara Prefecture Commerce and Industry Tourism Building along National Route 369 and a two-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. They sell an extensive selection of special products of the region such as traditional handicraft including Nara writing brushes and blade engraving, and foodstuffs including Yoshinokuzu and Narazuke (vegetables pickled in sake lees). In the Hometown Product Corner they display and sell goods from individual towns and villages and the goods change every two weeks. In the Artisan Corner they hold events including handicraft experiences.

    結構、大きな物産館だ。場所が近鉄奈良駅の道を挟んで北側にある奈良県商工観光館の一階にあり、利便性も高い。商品ラインナップも幅広く、工芸品、食品、雑貨などが県内各地から取り揃えられている。

  • Asuka-Yume-no-Rakuichi Market
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Asuka 225-2
    This famer's market is located on Prefectural Route 124 in Asuka Village. The market sells fresh vegetables grown locally in Asuka Village, fresh seasonal fruit, Asuka-mai rice, ancient rice, and flowers. It also offers a variety of processed foods including handmade pickles, sweets, and seasonings.

    飛鳥の資料館の横にある直売所のようなところ。地元でとれた野菜などが大変安いです。 買って帰りたいけど、大根などの大物は電車に乗るのが恥ずかしいので買えません。

  • Nara no Umaimono Plaza
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Sanjouhonmachi 1-1 VIERA NARA 1F
    This is an antenna shop selling Nara specialty foods and crafts, as well as local farm produce including dairy and animal products, located on the first floor of Nara Station. The restaurant Kotoka uses fresh produce provided directly from farms within Nara Prefecture and offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu served with local cider of a variety of flavors and sake.

    JR奈良駅の一階、東西を貫く通路沿いにある奈良県のアンテナショップだ。そんなに面積は広くないが、ぎゅっと県内の農作物、土産品、農産加工物、特産物を特集している。お酒も飲めるイートイン的な食事スペースもある。駅にあるショップは薄く広くカバーしているものだが、ここはもう一歩「奈良」に踏み込んだ品ぞろえだ。

  • Ileda Ganko-do
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsunofurichou 16
    A long-standing shop, Ikeda Ganko-do is the only shop to still make Nara Uchiwa fans, a traditional craft passed down since the Nara period. The shop is located in Tsunofuri Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Nara Uchiwa are made by combining 20 sheets of Japanese washi paper and are characterized by the use of “sukashibori,” a technique in which a design is cut into the fan paper using tiny knives. The shop carries over 100 designs such as famous Nara sights; the delicate designs cut into the fans make them veritable works of art. In addition to selling Nara Uchiwa and Nara Sensu folding fans, the shop also holds reservation only classes in which participants can try making their own Nara Uchiwa.

    三条通り沿いにある「池田含香堂」は、奈良の伝統工芸「奈良扇子」の専門店です。 初めて「奈良扇子」を拝見しましたが、柄がとても綺麗☆ 軽いのでお土産にも良いですね♪

  • Nishinokyo Miyage Kitora (Souvenirs shop)
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Gojouchou 396
    This is a souvenir shop located in Gojo Town, Nara City, opposite Toshodai-ji Temple, selling souvenirs such as kuzu-mochi rice cake, Nara pickles, Nara local sake, and Nara City Tourist Association's mascot character, Shikamarokun, goods. There is also a cafe serving light refreshments, soft serve ice cream made from the fresh milk of Uemura Farm, as well as seasonal sweets such as shaved ice, and sushi wrapped in a persimmon leaf.

    西ノ京の土産店は、由緒ある松の木が店先のテントを突き抜けているなど、ある意味、昔の姿が残っていて好感が持てるが、イマドキの土産品を求める向きには物足りないといえば物足りない。この土産店はその不足分を補って、最後の<ホスピタリティー>という役割を担っている。唐招提寺の駐車場敷地内にある土産物店だ。ソフトクリーム、地酒、葛、奈良ふきんなど定番を取り扱っている。

  • Miwa Yamamoto Oshokuji Dokoro
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    Nara Sakurai-shi Hashinaka 880 (Miwa Yamamoto Uchi)
    Miwa Yamamoto Oshokujidokoro is a restaurant located along National Route 169 in Hashinaka in the city of Sakurai, inside the headquarter of the noodle company Miwa Yamamoto. Of course the menu at this venerable shop is centered on the Somen noodles manufactured and sold by the company. Items on the menu include Chilled Somen, Hot Noodles in Broth, Persimmon Leaf Sushi, and desserts can be enjoyed a la carte or in prix fixe meals.
  • Todaiji Monzen Market
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    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 16 inside a dream-style open-air
    This is a store that sells local produce Yume-Kaze Plaza shopping center in Kasugano Town, Nara City. The store offers locally harvested vegetables and Yamato vegetables, fruits, tea, pickles, jams and confectionaries. In addition, Nara specialty products and crafts are also available.

    東大寺南大門から徒歩数分のところにある複合施設の中にあります。 地元の野菜や特産品などが数多く販売されており、お土産を購入するのにおすすめです。

  • Kito Kito
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashikanenagachou 61-2
    A pottery tableware and knickknack boutique operating out of the first floor of an old Japanese-style home in the quiet Kitamachi area. Requiring visitors to take off their shoes before entering, the old-fashioned interior of the shop is filled with pieces by artisans from around the country with a focus on ceramics as well as leather, wood, and cloth goods. Many of the items are offered at reasonable prices which make them easy to feel comfortable using every day, and smaller items like chopstick rests and cutlery make great, inexpensive souvenirs. There’s also a tatami space where you can take your time and choose which pieces you want to take home with you.
  • Satouden Masuo-shoten
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Gangoujichou 10
    This sugar specialty shop in Gangojicho, Nara opened in 1854. Originally a Japanese tea store the founder came across a returning trading ship in Osaka and loaded up on Okinawa brown sugar and Awa Japanese Wasanbon sugar, marking the beginning of their sugar trade. Their flagship product is an amber Mikadomai rice-sugar made through the saccharification of rice using malt. Their multi-colored konpeito (sugar candy) Nara Confeito is popular as a souvenir item.
  • Akahada-Yaki Ogawa Niraku
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Asahimachi 4-18
    About three minutes on foot from Kintetsu Koriyama Station on Prefectural Route 144 is this pottery shop. The pottery produces Akahada-yaki, or Akahada ware, which originated from the kilns used at Mt. Gojo at the time when Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s brother, Toyotomi Hidenaga, was lord of Koriyama Castle. The name Akahada-yaki comes from the name of Mt. Gojo, otherwise known as Mt. Akahada. The pottery also holds classes for one person or more.
  • Soramitsu
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1445-1
    Soramitsu, run from a large bamboo one-story house, is a select shop which sells stylish traditional household utensils designed with care and thought. The shop holds exhibitions and workshops which bring the everyday world to life. The best way to find the shop is by walking for about 30 minutes along the approach to Kasuga Grand Shrine from the Kintetsu Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line.
  • Fujita Unkoutei
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Koumyouinchou 12 Michinoku center street
    Fujita Unkoutei is a washi (Japanese paper) shop in Komyoin Town, Nara City. If you love stationary and appreciate beautiful paper then this shop is for you. Fujita Unkoutei stock various kinds of paper and Japanese paper products, and all sorts of products made from Japanese paper. There are a whole range of different kinds of paper with different colors, thickness, pattern and ways in which it has been made, some of which are not even on display. Besides washi the shop also sells small items and accessories which tend towards wa (Japanese style). It is approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Nara Station.
  • Yoshinoya Yamazakura Kondo (Kondo Shoten)
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Yoshino-gun Yoshinocho Yoshinoyama 63
    This is a souvenir shop near the Yoshino Station in Yoshino Town, Mt. Yoshino. The shop's specialty is homemade sweet bean jelly that is made with Yoshino kuzu (arrowroot) and cherry blossom petals called Yama-zakura sweet bean jelly. The shop also offers Yoshino kuzu arrowroot, kuzu starch gruel, cherry blossom petal pickles and cherry blossom and Japanese mugwort flavored soft serve ice cream.
  • Asuka Yumeno Shunsaikan
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    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Shimashou 51-1
    This farmer's market located in Shimasho, Asuka Village sells local produce, processed agricultural products, and more. The market's restaurant, PocaFrere, offers reasonable French-based creative cuisine made with local ingredients, desserts, coffee, and more.
  • Seibido
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Rokujou 1-14-13
    This is a doll shop in 1-Chome, Rokujo, Nara City. The shop with a history of over 800 years sells dolls such as Hina dolls, boy's dolls and Noh dolls made with Nara Ittobori, a Japanese wood sculpting method. The dolls made with bold carving techniques and delicate colors are also called Nara dolls.
  • Yokota Bussan Main Store
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashimukinakamachi 26
    This is a souvenir shop in Nara Higashimuki shopping street near Kintetsu Nara Station, Higashimuki Nakamachi Town, Nara City. The shop sells Yoshino Kuzu arrowroot products, processed persimmon items, Nara local sake, and various souvenir goods with motifs of deer or Nara's local mascot character.

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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